A site for my handmade cards, accompanied by my photos and written meanderings which are occasionally witty, often tongue-in-cheek, and rarely profound. Beginning in June 2013, you'll also see lots of NBUS, which is an acronym I coined for Never-Before-Used-Schtuff. Feel free to join in, use the acronym, and use up your NBUS too! Thanks for coming by! Have a beverage and enjoy!

April 27, 2015

An Arrowmatic Birthday and a Rufous

Hi Stampers and Scrappers and Scamperers!

Welcome to the fresh clean scent of a Monday of a new week of - hey look! - another new month is coming to the door on Friday this week! Are you ready for May?

Wait. What? Already?

Yup! And the reason I'm giving you a head's up is because this particular new month is going to expect you to throw it a May Day celebration party! With garlands and poles and privacy screens.

So let's get right to it cuz I know you're gonna want to do your semi-annual vacuuming (I can't be the only one) and make that mandarin orange cake for all the May pole revelers!

Here's macard:
We'd love you to display our bannerI actually made this card a while back. I was reminded I hadn't posted it yet when I saw the current challenge at Less Is More, which is "put a tag on your project."

The card base is SU green galore, to which I removed one-half inch from the right side of the card front only. Not the back. You don't want to mess with cutting on the back if you can help it.

Then I covered the now-narrower front with a white embossed layer, sized to fit. The embossing folder is "Arrows Textured Impressions" made by Sizzix for SU. On the left side, I covered the last embossed row of arrows with a border cut from a piece of patterned chevron/arrow paper made by GKW. 

The wee NBUS tag is meant to replicut an arrow, pointing the holder to the inside where presumably some cash could be gleefully hidden and found. The tag and sediments are called "Teeny Tag Greetings," made by Creative Time. Get this, there are 27 tiny stamp sediments in with the teeny tiny stitched die! No lie.

As you can see, I made a mat for the teeny tag in the same pp as the border and attached it to the card front with a v.o. lime green square brad. I gave the brad a one-quarter turn to make it a diamond so it lions up with the pointy bits of the e/f. It's all about the details.


I'm also entering the "Anything Goes" challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge and the "Clean and Simple" challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Make sure you play along and please note there is also a Design Team Call going on for the Monday Challenge!
Simon Says Stamp BlogSimon Wednesday Challenge Blog
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New Friends Corner:

It is my pleasure to introduce you to five more new friends!

Kim of Tangled Blue Rose. Kim has been blogging since April 2014, so Happy First  Birthaversary to your blog, Kim! In addition to making amazing altered art and cards, Kim loves photography and reading and whatever catches her fancy! You will enjoy her fantastic creativity!

Carol (Caz) of Bunny's Bits n Bobs. Caz has been blogging since 2011. She is a fabulous digi card artist, she is on several design teams, and she has won many awards. You will love her shaped, layered, embellished, and brilliantly colored works of art!

Andrea Patching of Andrea's Creations. Andrea is from the UK and she has been blogging since July 2014 when she was appointed to a design team. Andrea is a wife and mother who enjoys both crafting cards and baking. Her card art is always happy and her beautifully colored images are wonderfully layered!

Chrissy of Chrissy's Cardland. Chrissy is from New Zealand and she has been blogging since 2011. (Hammy loves it when I visit Chrissy because he sees his photo up on her blog header!) Chrissy's cards are always so pretty, impeccably made with layers and patterned paper, and punctuated with sensational embellishments!

Margreet of Margreet's Scrapcards. Margreet is from the Netherlands and she has been blogging since 2009. I'm sure you have seen Margreet at various challenges in Blogland over the years, where she has won many awards. Her cards are truly works of art showcasing excellent coloring and die cuts!

Thank you for joining, ladies, and welcome to the Playhouse!


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Our Beautiful World

I don't have a second card for you today, but I do want to bring you a hummer update and I want to play in this week's Our Beautiful World. The word this week is "Flutter."

Here is my hummer aflutter photo:
I spend so much time watching them and taking pictures that sometimes I have to lay down.

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On Friday, we had a brand-new hummer experience in the Playhouse backyard. We normally are habitated by hummingbirds called Anna's. You've seen many photos of our resident Anna's hummers over the last coupla years. They are quite iridescent with bright green backs.

Friday our feeder and swing were taken over by a Rufous hummingbird!
His coloring is very copper/orange and you can't miss him against the green tree leaves. The Mister tells me not to get attached to him because they are migratory and he is on his way up to British Columbia. I think he may already have moved on. We saw him Friday and Saturday, but not at all yesterday. It was really delightful to have him stop in for some rest and relaxation!

Just for fun, here you can see the front and back comparisons between the Anna's on the left and the Rufous on the right.
It's an ever-changing landscape around backyards everywhere. Especially in the springtime. I hope you are being entertained by what's happening in yours! I mean, besides in the hot tub.

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102 comments:

Margreet said...

Gorgeous CAS card Darnell...love the embossing folder matching the designpapers!
xxx Margreet

Ксения Phedra Ли said...

Darnell, I like your card so much! This style is gorgeous! The embossed background and the colorful stripe look amazing together!

Sue said...

Fab card.

What a lovely Hummingbird. Sadly we don't get them here.

Hope you have a good start to the week. Sue

Claire said...

Brilliant design Darnell - those bold chevrons are the perfect accompaniment to the embossing folder!

Anne said...

Love the card! I've yet to see a hummingbird - don't live here! You do make me smile with your comments - thanks. Have a great week - surely it can't be May nearly Anne x

Anne said...

Love the card! I've yet to see a hummingbird - don't live here! You do make me smile with your comments - thanks. Have a great week - surely it can't be May nearly Anne x

Julie B said...

Not much wildlife in our backgarden today unless you count 2 builders! They are laying our long awaited patio! I feel the need for retail therapy, rattan furniture!
Fab card and love your hummingbirds, all I can see in our field are crows, but there are a few swallows swooping. Hope they have their thermals on!

Pollard Carole said...

Great post today loved the photos they are stunning such wonderful birds. Your card id just fab I'm rubbish at CAS styles so always admire others Enjoy your week love and hugs Carole x

Aileen (mum) said...

Love thiscard, epecially the little tag at the bottom. Really works well.
I love seeing photos and having you write about Humming birds as we dont have them in Australia. They are the most eautiful little critters.

Ros Crawford said...

That is one terrific card but I have to say those bird photos stole my heart!! What beautiful, colourful birds you have over there! Have a beautiful day and thanks so much for sharing your photos with us at Our Beautiful World!!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Sassy, fun and so clever Darnell.
Looks like another gorgeous die for my wishlist. Looks FABULOUS. Love all the bright cheery colours and thanks as always for playing along at Less is More. Sarah

Lizzy Hill said...

This card is super duper fabulous & I love it! I love how you do cas! And the pops of colour....perfect touch:) Loving your bird watching.....we're moving into winter here. So floods, storms, the usual!!!

ionabunny said...

Not ready for May. Ready for May temperatures. Everything crossed. Love the hummers. Rufus is very beautiful. Sweet card. Love the embossing. Hugz

SARN said...

Fab ARROW-MATIC card Darnell. LOVE the little tag and the layout of the card in general.

I love watching garden birds . . . although I get nothing as exotic as your hummers. Did see a rare sighting of 2 x Goldfinches the other day though.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Love your card Darnell! What a wonderful match that vibrant PP is to the embossing folder! A great CAS design. Your pictures of the Humming bird is a joy. We, unfortunately don't get many (living in the city) . . . such a shame. Have a lovely week. Hazel xx

Leslie Hanna said...

I ADORE this card, and how you've used the chevron papers to accompany the embossed panel.

And Green Galore? Wow, I thought I was the only person with that stuff still in my stash.

Also, jealous of your hummingbirds. I have standard, yet NOT boring, finches and cardinals. So fun to watch them at the bird feeder! And Bobra get built-in Cat TV, for the WIN!

Happy Dance said...

Stopped in for a quick minute. Lots to do today, but wanted to touch base. LOVE that card, and am itching to get my craft on after seeing this beauty! It's gorgeous. And love hearing about your hummers. Keep those photos coming! Will try to call soon. xoxo Miss you!!! Bev

Tracey said...

Fabulous card Darnell...love the nice clean lines with a pop of colour. Great cas card. I try do do cas but it never hapens :) Have a fabulous week!

Tracey said...

Me again....I forgot to say, the birds in your background are so pretty.! We don't have hummingbirds here.

Jeanne said...

Great card, Darnell! I like the colors and the embossing as well as that little tag. The green sure is a pretty green! Thanks for the mini lesson on the hummers. I don't know a lot about them, so was fascinated! Love that photo you took. What a neat perspective!! Have a great week.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Loving your arrow card, Darnell, but that new hummer is spectacular! As for the jealous of the new puppy comment on my blog, LOL at you. I think I have bought a speedy little alligator into my home!

Inkyfingers said...

Love your cas card Darnell and the teeny tag is so cute. I'm so pleased you had such a gorgeous visitor to your yard- it's always great to have welcome visitors that you don't have to prepare for or clean up after! This one is a real beauty and all the more special because he was only there for a short time. We have had a whole bunch of goldcrests in our garden for the first time and also some mallard ducks on the pond.

Have a great week.
Hugs
Carol x

Lisa said...

Absolutely gorgeous card!! I love the embossing and the colors!! I saw the first hummingbird of the year yesterday and now they are fighting outside my window over the feeder!! We have the ruby-throated variety and they are so beautiful and fun to watch!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

I Card Everyone said...

Your card is darling, D... but that Rufous? GORGEOUS!!! We don't have either of these here... put the coffee on...
=] Michele

Nancy said...

Love your CAS design! So fresh! Your posts are always so FUN and entertaining! I too am so happy for spring!

Nessa's Crafty Place said...

Hey Darnell :)
Love that you matched the embossing with the paper-you clever thing!
Lovely fun card.
I love the Hummingbird,they are so delicate-wish we had those here in the UK.
Thank you so much for the shout out in your previous post-it is lovely to be back crafting and Blogging again,and thanks to you some of my old crafty blog friends stopped by to say Hi-which made me very happy.
Have a great week,
hugs,Nessa xxxxxx

Pat said...

Another wonderfully designed card Darnell and you are so good at the detail. I love the embossing and the chevron paper and the arrow shaped tag with the sentiment works beautifully with the cut down right hand side to show the pretty green base card. I love the hummers too, they are so tiny but just so cute and pretty. x

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous card Darnell and those humming birds are beautiful its such a shame we done get them here

Anne

Patti J said...

Your card is delightful, Darnell, as always! Love the simplicity, and the bright colors make me so happy (it's been gloomy, rainy, and cold here). The hummingbirds are beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us - have a great week!

Laura Norris said...

LOVE your card Darnell. The arrow EF is very cool, but the addition of the colorful arrows along one side is fantastic. And the teeny tiny tag is a great touch as well. All around fun card! Great humming bird pictures too! We get both of them up here in the Pacific Northwest as well. Maybe your Rufus will take a rest stop in my backyard on his way to British Columbia.

Shawna Standish said...

OOOOOOOOOOOO....AAAAAAAAAA... I just love this card Darnell. The colors are bright, vivid, and very celebratory. Your arrow tag is genius with the lime backdrop once it is closed.. Oh I might just have to CASE this.. Stop on over and say hello and as always I thank you so much sharing this amazing card.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh I love this card Darnell, and I love the humming bird shots too, so glad to see you playing along with Our Beautiful World this week!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful colourful design, and wow love the photos of the Hummingbirds... amazing ! I hope you are doing well, Hugs, Shirleyxx

Sharon Underwood said...

Awesome card, Darnell! I love that embossing! The pop of color is perfect!

Sarah said...

Love the strip of vibrancy on your fabulous card Darnell, a brilliant contract to the the texture. I spend hours watching the birds in our garden and they are such busy little things this time of year. We have had a dear little great tit pecking furiously at a disgarded tennis ball and carrying away a beak full of bright green fluff to pad out the nest. Hope the chicks hatch wearing shades!! xx

Helen Frolova said...

I love how you do cas! excellent combination of еmbossing and colors. Which solution you pour into a hummingbird feeder?

conil said...

Ooooh, ooooh, ooooh...crazy about that card. Fab elements any like the pared down front panel a lot. Not surprisingly since we live so close to you, we have two families of Anna's who have bouncing around our feeders for years. Never seen a Rufous before but I'm lovin' their coloring. When do you find the time for cards with all that flitting going on in your yard? Oh, yes, BTW, what, pray tell, is a Mandarin Orange cake and do you actually make it? Sounds yummy. You're so multi-talented.

Sue said...

Hi Darnell,
Firstly, I must say thank you to you for your lovely warm welcome to your world...very kind and thoughtful of you. your card is gorgeous, I love the vibrant colours and your clever design with that gorgeous chevron style...
Sue...xxx

Kamila R. said...

Hello Darnell!
I just love your sense of humour! :)

And your card so pretty, I love the chevrons and the colours and the parts without any also ! :) Have a great day!

Sheri said...

Sure do love that card. Such a happy clean card. And the hummers are beautiful. I put food out for them last week but so far nothing that I have seen yet. Patiently (not!) waiting

Em Louise Fairley said...

Gorgeous card, Darnell and stunning hummers!

Hugs,
Em xxx

Carol L said...

I WISH SU! would bring back green galore as it was my favorite green in their entire collection! I love how you paired it with the arrows ef and added color to one side! Awesome card, and some great hummer pics too!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Welcome Darnell,
I love to read all your posts. It is always a reason to smile. Card is beautiful, I really like this wonderful and so full of life color combination. But the story of the Rufous hummingbird is fascinating. I envy that you have the opportunity to watch these birds in nature. There are mysterious and unreal for me and downright fabulous. We in Poland have loved sparrows:-)
Regards,
Bozena

Verna Angerhofer said...

Awesome card and I love the bright cheery colors used on it.

Karen Petitt said...

Gorgeous birthday card hun. The lovely zingy colours are really appealing to me right now. I think I'm having a bright, bold, neon and, I really hope, beautiful phase lol!
Thank you for sharing your new photographs. I am going to borrow them, add them to one of my Pinterest boards and print them off as now I've an itch to stamp, colour and create orangey copper beautiful hummers, thankfully I have a lovely stamp set that they're perfect for! Karen xx

shirley-bee said...

Love that combination of chevron e/f and paper, Darnell! And your hummingbird visitors are beautiful. I caught a glimpse of the kingfisher on the river yesterday, that's as good as we get.

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card and love the EF and the papers and everything to be precise.

Gorgeous photos of the birds, you are very lucky.

Kath x

Liz said...

Gorgeous card, Darnell! Love all those chevrons - and what a fabulous embossing folder. Thanks for sharing your photos of the birds - what beautiful, colourful birds you get in your part of the world. xx

Redanne said...

I love watching our garden birds but we don't have anything quite so exotic, unless you can call a heron exotic! Your card is beautiful with all those wonderful chevrons - absolutely beautiful. Hugs, Annie xx

Jean said...

Fabulous CAS card Darnell, I love the tiny tag. Lovely photo of the humming birds, nothing that exotic in our garden but I do enjoy watching birds that do come.
Jean x

oldpunca said...

Wonderful card, dear Darnell. Love the colours and the idea of cutting the part of the front. Just great! :-)
Thank you for the sweet fotos of "your" bird.
Have a great week, Sonja

Brenda in IN said...

Semi annual? You mean we have to vacuum more than once a year. Oh dear. I didn't get the memo. No card for me today! I love this card. It is graphic and colorful and fun. My new favorite color is that apple green. I've seen it in everything lately and can't wait to use it. (When I get it). Rufous is beautiful, thanks so much for sharing him.

Craftychris said...

Awesome card! Love that embossing folder and the coloured strip looks so cool! Fab piccies of the hummers too! xxx

Clare said...

I love the chevron design! And the sentiment really ties in all the colors together! And wow, my mom would be so jealous to see all the hummingbirds you have! Beautiful pictures!

Nora N. said...

I love this card!! I never would have realized that colored strip of chevrons was a piece of paper. I thought you colored it in yourself. LOVE the white space too and that adorable added tag. Great photos of the hummingbirds too!!

Carol said...

I think someone pinched April Darnell..I've simply run out of month!! Absolutely love your card, gorgeous cheery colours and fab design. Carol x

Bonnie said...

I love this bright and happy card! It's like a big smile! And thanks for sharing your visitor with us. Isn't he a beauty and even more special as he's just passing through!

Lindsey said...

1) <3 the card! So bright and happy.
2) May! Bring it on... it has to be warmer than April, right?
3) Your hummingbird photos are outstanding! We get the standard ruby-throated in the summer. They love my nasturtiums!

OH Babs said...

Like the card. Like the embossing folder too. But oh those adorable birds. Don't you love the colours?
I can see geckos, hammers and once a road runner fro my craft room window.

Karen said...

Darnell, I absolutely love your birdie photos! Wow! I adore nature photography... thank you for including those! And your card is delightful! The embossing is gorgeous and I love the pops of bright color! Lovely creation from your sparkling heart, as always. :o) Have a blessed night, dear friend!

Hugs and blessings,
Karen

Donna said...

Amazing pictures, so glad you shared!

Helen F. said...

Great design on this card, Darnell! Lovely CAS style :-)
WOW, I can't believe you have those Hummingbirds posing so beautifully for you ;-)

Betty Wright said...

Adorable card! I love the tag and how you layered it! Great texture, too! The hummingbird photo is fabulous! TFS!

JD/ Jill said...

You card is lovely! I like the embossing. Your hummingbirds must such a joy to see. I so miss them. They did come into our yard a few years back and then never returned.

Maxine D said...

What a striking card Darnell - Love it. Thoser hummers look fabulous - we have bell birds of similar size, but dull plumage - but the most beautiful bell like call :-)
Blessings
Maxine
Off to visit my fellow Kiwi, Chrissy :-)

Mrs A. said...

That brad being AL La pointy makes all the difference. Hugs Mrs A.

Bobby said...

Arrowmatic!? Love it, almost as much as the card. I have several sets of tiny tags and sentiments from a now defunct company - some of the first stamps I even bought. I REALLY love the hummer pictures. I'm hoping to put up feeders this year but I don't think my old "point and shoot" will get pictures as beautiful as yours.

Brenda said...

I am so loving your card Auntie! I love that embossing folder but have never bought it. I need to resolve that little error. lol I also love how you used the My Creative Time die and stamp set. I love, love My Creative Time products as you know! lol Your brad is positioned just perfectly and you are right it is all in the details. lol I love, love the pictures of your hummer!! I've never seen an coppery/orange one before, he is just so beautiful. They are all so beautiful!! Hugs Brenda

Lisa said...

Great card Darnell, I like the festive pattern!! Isn't God a wonder, just look at those pretty little hummingbirds!! How fun that you got to see a newcomer. He looks so cute perched on that little swing!

Geri said...

Hey pal...I'm playing 'catch up' yet again! I love your card and I ADORE the wee mat that you created for the arrow! NICE pop of vibrant green - totally made me smile!

Thanks for the hummer pics! I had no idea that there was a hummer with these colors! Nor did I know that he visits Canada!

...only Rufous I know is the Rufus the cartoon dog! Dag-Nab-It - sure is cool to learn new stuff :)

frommycraftroom said...

Wonderful bright colours. Very clever to match the brad to the pattern.
Thanks for sharing pics of your visitor.

Kristie Goulet said...

Love your bright fun card, Darnell! Great pictures of your visitor!

Karen B said...

Hi Dippy

Your card is fresh, bright and absolutely gorgeous. I am so jealous of your hummers - I think they are the most amazing birds but don't see any down here in Somerset!

Hugs.

Karendipity xxx

Kelly Griglione said...

Wow, what amazing hummingbird photos! How exciting that you got to experience one migrating too! I am smiling picturing you laying on the ground with your camera. I do that too, so I wouldn't at all feel conspicuous if you were with me! My oldest is on a new baseball team this year so I've had to tone things down until I get comfortable with all the moms. No running onto the field after a win for at least another couple weeks : )

Lovely card, especially since you've repeated the shapes in the patterned paper, the embossing folder, AND the tag. You're a thinker, Darnell, you're a thinker!

xoxo,
Kelly

Lin said...

A perfect card for our challenge, Darnell, and a very clever design! Loved seeing the hummers, too! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

*Vicki* said...

Wonderful card Darnell! Love the texture and fun spots of rainbow color!! Great idea for the tag challenge too! :)

Cat Craig said...

Darnell, love that card. The textures and colors are both bold and I love bold. Fabulous sentiment placement too. Loving those hummingbird photos as well, I am in awe that you captured them sitting still. Happy Tuesday.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I was going to have to decline coming to the MAY DAY celebration... but then you mentioned privacy screens, so all is well. Thanks for sharing the photos of the hummingbirds. They have pretty much moved on from here, with a few desert ones sticking around, but it sure was nice to see the passersby as they passed by. Oh, and you made a card too, didn't you? Happy bright pointy colors! It is mucho niceo.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love this set! I just might mosey on over to see what everyone else did with it. I'll bet they didn't make three fabulous cards like you did! Yours take the cake! But not my cake cuz I'll punch you.

Linda said...

Gorgeous card ... I love the embossing folder and all the bright colours.
Beautiful bird too ... you're so lucky! xx

Buttons said...

Bold, fun, a great sense of style and direction... and that's just the hummingbird! Seriously I love the card and am in awe of that amazing bird. Jenny x

KandA said...

Gorgous card Darnell. Love the bright coloured arrows with the white xx

Charlene said...

My hummingbirds fight and don't share , so I have one that site patiently on my tree limb until the other one is done lol!! I love your card, so bright and a great design!!!

Joyce said...

Wonderful card, Darnell, and love your hummingbirds. Interesting pet, I think, but very sweet.

Sarah Mabery said...

I love the combo of that pp with that embossing folder and the pops of color against the white. Such a bright, cheerful card. And your hummingbird pictures are amazing.

Kim Heggins said...

So many beautiful and wonderful bird photos and I can just picture you laying on the ground snapping away at these wonderful little creatures.
Now on to your fabulous card....I LOVE IT!!!!

alexandra s.m. said...

Love your photos Darnell and your card is beautiful!
Thank You~

Taunya Butler said...

Your card is awesome - your writing makes me smile and your pictures are beautiful!! SO impressed with all that you do - make great cards, make new friends and share them with us, photograph nature in ways and with photos that amaze!! You are just a TOP-NOTCH person!! You have many gifts and one of them is sharing them with us!!

Gerrina said...

Great CAs-card! And love your hummingbirdphoto's! Hugs, Gerrina

Loll said...

Fun and bright card Dolly!! Love the mix of bright colours paired with the large panel of white ... so pretty!

You get the best shots of birds! Those hummers are so pretty. Thanks for sharing! Lolly xx

Chrissie said...

I just LOVE the pics of your dear little birds! Just WOW! My neighbours used to have some in their yard when we lived in Va years ago, but these are wonderful... as is your card!
Thanks so much... as ever Darnell
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Anne said...

Hi Darnell
LOVE your card, it is an arrow straight to my creative heart, crisp and clean and knockyersocksoff!
Gorgeous hummers too
Thank you for joining us at Less is More
Anne
Less is More

Manuela said...

great card and the bird shots are wonderful! I would also spend a lot of time to watch these beautiful birds. Thanks for joining us this week at "OBW"

Neets B said...

It certainly is all in the details, loving this Darnell. The bright patterned paper is the perfect choice for your embossed panel and the little tag ties it all together. Lovely photos of the hummingbirds too, I've never seen one in real life!
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More GD

Shari Trumbull said...

Less is More, Darnell!! Simply lovely CAS card here :) Sorry I haven't been by as regularly as I should! But, I have been admiring from afar and seeing all of your fabulous creations fly by! Speaking of flying by--Our first (male)Rufous arrived on the 19th (we have some that stay here in Idaho)and then we received our first (male) Calliope shortly after. The females are showing up now and we are still expecting the Black Chinned hummers to arrive any day :) I'm trying to spend a little time outside each day to take pictures, too :)
Thanks for your wildlife updates :)
XOXO-Shari

Ellen said...

Absolutely gorgeous Darnell!

Marybeth said...

I LOVE THIS CARD!!!!!!
Ok so instead of enabling me to buy craft products this time you made me want to buy a perch for for my hummingbirds .

Marybeth said...

That little copper color birds is gorgeous!

Shona Chambers said...

There's quite a difference between those birds isn't there?! How wonderful to have a new visitor for a few days. We don't have Hummingbirds here but the large garden I look after has Fantails and they are the cutest wee things. They follow me around the garden and get so close, they will land on a branch right near my face! Loving your card and all its arrows. Have never cut the side of the front of my card before (does that make sense??). Fab bright colours against all the white. Enjoy your weekend!!

Giorgia Rossini said...

They are so sweet :)
We don't have this kind of animals here :(
I saw them during my US trip and loved them!

Anita in France said...

Don't you just know I'm going to LOVE this, Darnell ... delicious rainbow colours, glorious white space with yummy texture ... and all those perfect little design details ... complete genius, mon amie! Awesome photo's ... what a treat to have that sweet and stunning little visitor! You vacuum TWICE a year ... as often as that?? Hugs & Bisous Bisous, Anita :)

Greta said...

Oh how exciting to have a Rufous stop by! What a beautiful hummer! Just before we left for vacation "my" bright yellow goldfinches were at the feeder--just love them! Such a fun card, Darnell!